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04/15/05

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Controlling Total Project Costs


Below are some suggestions to help minimize the cost of your project:

Consider above-ground installation.
The Endless Pool is free-standing, allowing for an above-ground installation. Above-ground installations are usually less expensive than partially or completely in-ground installations.

Assemble some of the pool yourself.
The Endless Pool arrives in kit form for bolt-together assembly by two handy persons in a few days. Detailed videos and written instructions are provided with the pool and telephone coaching from EPI technical staff is available if you require further assistance. No prior pool experience is required of the pool installer. If you are reasonably handy, you might consider installing the pool yourself with a helper or hiring a handyman and acting as his assistant. Whether you install the pool yourself or turn the whole project over to a contractor, you should review your plans with an EPI design professional to make certain that all the details of the site and the installation have been considered.

Be as specific as possible when hiring a contractor.
If you are vague about what you want a contractor to do, the contractor will tend to increase his estimated cost to cover "uncertainties." EPI staff architects are available for consultation by telephone. Be sure to show the contractor the Planning Video. This 20-minute video shows a complete installation and discusses each of the options that might be selected. With most projects site preparation and finishing require more time than the assembly of the pool.

Obtain multiple bids.
If you are planning new construction such as a greenhouse or sunroom addition, try to obtain estimates from at least three prospective contractors. Multiple bids are a standard procedure in the construction industry. Contractor questions during the bidding will sharpen your understanding of the project. Encourage your prospective contractors to call EPI staff architects and engineers. Ask prospective contractors for references who you can contact. Allow adequate time to hire the contractor of your choice. Many are busy at certain times of the year.

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